The neurosurgeon who took office on July 20 with a team from his government, traveled to the departments of Grand Anse, Sur and Nebes, where many worn out materials, partial and complete collapses and people still under the rubble were found.
The official announced that aerial reconnaissance made it possible to better know the extent of the damage and coordinate the government’s work on the ground, adding that resources have been mobilized since morning to help the victims.
In the latest Civil Protection partial scales, 160 deaths were confirmed in Southern County, 42 in Niepce, 100 in Grand Anse and two in the Northwest, as well as partial or total collapses in more than 1,500 homes, 11 churches and three. Hospitals, five schools and roadblocks due to rubble.
Especially on National Route 7, which connects the southern cities of Jeremy and Les Cayes, the landslide caused by the earthquake has cut off traffic, and authorities are working to resume traffic.
The earthquake that occurred on Saturday is one of the most violent earthquakes recorded in the country, even greater than the 2010 earthquake, which killed about 300,000 people and displaced a million and a half others, according to official figures.
The Ministry of Health activated an emergency cell to coordinate the response after the earthquake and announced the transfer of at least 12 people to the health facilities of the Western Directorate, the headquarters of this capital.
For its part, the Civil Protection Directorate reported that 12 firefighters from the northern region went to the affected area to provide assistance.
The earthquake occurred at 08:30 local time, 12 kilometers from Saint-Louis-de-Sud, and 13 kilometers from Petetro-en-Nipes, both located in the southwest of Port-au-Prince.
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